James Dondero is the current president and one of the original co-founders of one of the largest investment firms in Texas, Highland Capital Management. He is known to be a top executive as well as a philanthropist, and he is loved by the local population of Dallas because of his social programs that are helping the people who are in need. He is also spearheading events that are beneficial to the community, and the most recent example of his philanthropy is the return of the hippopotamus in the Dallas Zoo. Two hippos named Adhama and Boipelo, coming from the zoos in Los Angeles and Albuqueque, were transported into Dallas. The public has been informed about this move, and they were very excited to see a hippo in real life. Many of them have not seen one in years, after the previous hippo inside the Dallas Zoo died.
James Dondero donated more than $15 million to have the hippos transported, and $1 million out of the $15 million that he shelled out were used to renovate the hippo’s enclosure. A lounge near the hippos’ enclosure will be constructed as well, and it will be named the Highland Capital Lounge, which is over 5000 square feet in area. Once it opens, it will provide the visitors with a fantastic view of the animals inside the enclosure, and it will also be used as a venue for a variety of events. The proceeds that will be made through the use of the lounge will be donated straight to the fund of the Dallas Zoo for future improvements. $14 million out of the $15 million donation was used to transport the animals, and to process their papers. Back in April 2017, the zoo management has decided to open the hippos’ enclosure to the public, and the zoo management stated that the visitor arrivals spiked after the hippos were presented. People are very happy that they have finally seen a hippo in real life, and they are no longer required to visit Africa just to see a living hippo. James Dondero have stated that he wanted the local population to be more informed as to how these animals live, and he is delightful that the people have been giving the new attraction a number of positive feedbacks.
Ricardo Tosto, a prominent attorney in Brazil, explained the unique aspects of Brazilian law in an attempt introduce it to the outside world. According to him the roots of Brazilian law originate from the Roman law and shows the characteristics of a civil law country. The Federal Supreme Court assumes the highest court of the country and entrusted with the duty of safeguarding the constitution and act as the court of review. The court does not issue Stare Decisis; however, after an amendment in 2004, the Supreme Court started issuing the binding orders in special situations. Interestingly, the binding orders must be approved by the two-thirds of the deciding court members, similar to the constitutional amendments.
The legal system of the country also contains a National Council of Justice, set up in 2004, works as a judicial agency and taking the responsibility of financial and administrative control along with the supervision of judges. The council contains a maximum of 15 members, and each member gets a term of two years. Brazil also has a Superior Tribunal of Justice, created in 1988, taking care of the standardization of the interpretation of the law in Brazil by strictly adhering to the constitutional principles and ensuring and defending the rule of law. The Tribunal consists of at least 33 members, and they are appointed by the President of the country based on the nomination of Federal Senate.
Ricardo Tosto is considered to be one of the greatest entrepreneurs in Brazilian law. He is currently a partner of Leite, Tosto and Barros Advogados Associados, one of the largest business litigation firms in the country. Ricardo Tosto founded his business in a small room in 1991, and within few years, it claimed the title of the leading legal office in the country. He was the counsel of many international business groups and appeared for several politicians of which many of them created national repercussion.
Ricardo Tosto is also a great mentor to the newly joining associates to the law firm, and he focuses on giving maximum exposure to them. He also shapes the business strategies of the law firm and supervises the entire operations. Ricardo Tosto completed his bachelor’s in law from Mackenzie Presbiterian University and earned his Business Administration from Armando Alvares Penteado Foundation.
Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) announced that it has formed a partnership with Allscripts and NantHealth in an attempt to provide custom treatment solutions with Clinical Pathways.
The idea is to provide physicians with new methods of treatment without disrupting the workflow of an outpatient clinic. According to Goerge Daneker, Chief Medical Officer at CTCA, the goal is to limit time wasted on guessing which treatment options would best be applied for each individual patient. Clinical Pathways attempts to create an infrastructure that meets CTCA’s standard of care, maintaining efficiency without compromising safety.
Another focus of this partnership is to increase the transparency of therapy selection and administration of care. Patients now have the option to better discuss treatment options and compare them This can also expedite the approval process through insurance companies, providing much needed data to researchers and potentially saving lives.
Providing real-time data on how physicians are treating patients not only allows for more refined research but it also lets patients have greater involvement in their own care. Clinical Pathways endeavors to be effective at that through embracing technology and letting stakeholders commune and and support CTCA’s effort in advancing cancer treatment.
About Cancer Treatment Centers of America:
Cancer Treatment Centers of America, based in Boca Raton, Florida, is a network of hospitals dedicated to assisting adult patients suffering from cancer. From its locations in Phoenix, Tulsa, Chicago, Atlanta, and Philadelphia, CTCA engages patients with an empathetic approach that uses treatment in a manner that makes the most of current science to help them heal physically and emotionally so they are batter prepared to face their illness and the long road ahead.
CTCA continually receives praise for how it ranks against other hospitals in terms of quality of care and the overall patient experience throughout treatment. This is made possible through enduring partnerships that makes the most of industry ties and technological advancements, insuring that those in their care receive treatment that fits their unique needs.
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